Mets 3 – Nationals 0 May 18, 2011

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The Mets won their first shutout of the season in dreadful playing conditions. The rain was falling throughout the game and had to be some of the worst playing conditions I can remember seeing. There were literally puddles on the infield. There’s no way they should have been playing that game.

Jon Niese had an excellent start going 7 innings only allowing 6 hits and a walk. He looked tremendous even in the bad weather with his control working really well for him. It was a great performance and lowered his ERA to 4.39.

The top of the Mets batting order was working too. Jose Reyes had 3 hits and raised his average to .322. But once again Justin Turner had the timely big hit with a 2-run double in the sixth inning. He’s hitting .333 and seems to have a knack for getting hits and the right time.

The Mets and Nats wrap up the short series tomorrow afternoon.

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